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(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) Providers of long-term care programs, including, but not limited to, programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly, skilled nursing facilities, adult day care, adult day services, Alzheimer's day care centers, and multipurpose senior services programs, are regulated by numerous state and local agencies.
(2) Overlapping and duplicative oversight of long-term care programs often results in conflicting interpretations of statutes and regulations. Also, oversight by multiple agencies creates an operational burden that ultimately deprives residents or clients of valuable staff time.
(3) The State Auditor has completed an audit investigation of the duplicative overlapping regulatory oversight of long-term care programs.
(b) By March 1, 2005, the California Health and Human Services Agency shall determine the appropriate single entity to provide oversight of the waiver standards for adult day health care centers.
(c) The State Department of Health Services shall determine a percentage of the number of oversight reviews it conducts of the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) utilization surveys that are conducted by the California Department of Aging. The percentage of surveys reviewed shall be sufficient to ensure effective oversight, but small enough to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 9253.5 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/welfare-and-institutions-code/wic-sect-9253-5/
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